Mor Schlesinger started her high-tech career at the age of 17, and spent more than 25 years in a variety of roles as a software engineer, entrepreneur and a senior executive in the mobile, Internet, engineering and defense industries. Mor is an Engineering Manager at Google, working on Crisis Response in Search, and focusing on getting people the right information at the times they need it most. In her most recent role she served as Vice President of Engineering at Quixey, a mobile technology company focused on providing users with easy access and engagement with the content and functionalities within apps. In this role, Mor established the Israeli office and led the engineering team at Quixey Israel. Prior to Quixey, Mor spent time at SharedBook (as its VP R&D and co-founder), Vigil, Technomatix/Siemens, IBM and she also served as an officer in the IDF intelligence corps.
Mor holds a BSc cum laude in mathematics and computer science from Tel Aviv University and MSc cum laude in computer science.
Throughout the years Mor has been actively volunteering with women empowerment and diversity, initiating mentoring programs, consulting and public speaking.
Crisis Response: Saving Lives with Data
Natural disasters and other crisis events are incredibly dynamic, noisy situations. People have to make extremely stressful decisions with too little – or sometimes worse – too much information.
Our mission in Google Crisis Response is to save lives and prevent suffering by providing people with critical information when they need it most. We aim to help everyone make better decisions in emergencies with credible, actionable information; enabling them to contribute and exchange situational knowledge.
This lecture will focus on the Crisis Response problem domain: what can we do and how can we use data to save lives and prevent suffering. It's our responsibility, especially in times of crisis, to make the key information more accessible and useful.